Job Title: Communication Support Officer
Location: Mae Sot, Thailand
Application Deadline: 26 January 2022
Background/IRC Summary: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities. The IRC has been operating in Thailand since 1975 and currently provides assistance to displaced persons in Tak, Kanchanaburi, Ratchaburi and Mae Hong Son provinces.
The IRC is preparing to support the Royal Thai Government to provide humanitarian assistance should a large-scale influx of displaced persons arrive in Thailand seeking protection due to the turbulent situation in Myanmar following the 01 February 2021 military takeover.
Under supervision of Senior Clinical Manager, Communications Officers are responsible for assisting and creating the communications activities of IRC Health activities. This includes devising communications strategies, creating content and organizing event and campaign as required by the program.
• Work with communications team members to conceptualize, develop and implement communications strategies and campaigns
• Enables access to communication, using a variety of support strategies and communication modes to match individuals' needs and preferences.
• Writing, editing, proofreading, and formatting copy.
• Communicate with implementing partners for weekly announcement for disease outbreak, prevention, and control.
• Communicate and share translated version of health program announcement to each camp.
• Proactive participation in creation and production of IEC materials for program use.
• With the guidance of Senior Clinical Manger, participate in refresher training and capacity building of RCCE responders especially behavioral change communication.
• Monitoring feedback and response from the community for the development and improvement of communication strategy
• Organizing events, campaign to promote key messages.
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: Senior Clinical Manager
Position directly supervises: None
Indirect Reporting: Senior Health Coordinator, Health Coordinator, Senior Clinical Managers, EH Manager, PSP Manager
Other Internal Contacts: Deputy Director of Program, Senior Awards Management Coordinator, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager
Other External Contacts: CCSDPT agencies, UNHCR, Camp Authorities
• University degree in relevant field
• Proven experience in working in health program communication, Behavior change communication
• Good communication skill to work smoothly with colleagues from various culture and backgrounds.
• Highly organized, flexible, and adaptable to changing priorities and able to work well under deadlines with minimum supervision.
• Adobe photoshop or PageMaker, leaflet/poster application eg, Canva
• English, Burmese, and Karen language skill
• Myanmar Unicode typing, and Karen font typing are more preferrable.
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.
Demonstrated Skills and Competencies: Capable of the following in a complex and dynamic context:
- Formulate strategies, concepts and comprehensive/evolving plans,
- Applying technical expertise to complex problems
- Competently lead and supervise actors from a range of agencies
- Make well informed and timely decisions and promptly initiate action
- Communicate well with a range of different stakeholders with sometimes competing priorities, maintaining productive relationships while finding appropriate solutions towards Health sector objectives.
- Fostering integration and teamwork.
Able to communicate effectively in spoken and written English skills and plus Karen and/or Burmese. Thai is a plus
The position is based in the IRC Mae Sot office, with regular travel to Field offices in Tak.
Standards of Professional Conduct
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability and Equality. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.
Equal Opportunity Employer
IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
If you are interested, please apply via the below link:
Contact : HR Department